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Qualifications and Experience Matter

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Professional Member Reiki Association


You can always trust Michigan Equine Therapy to provide exceptional service backed by a solid foundation of knowledge gained through extensive education, training and nearly 2 decades of field experience.


When selecting a professional bodyworker for yourself or your horse, these are some fundamental questions every qualified professional should be able to answer:


  • Did you graduate from an accredited school?

  • When did you graduate and what degrees, diplomas or certificates do you hold?

  • Do you belong to any professional associations?

  • Do you regularly attend continuing education programs to keep your skills sharp?

  • Are you licensed in this State? (This is a legal requirement for human practitioners in Michigan)

  • Are you insured?

  • Do you have professional references I may contact?


 Education and Training :


  • The Resilient Heart - Trauma Informed certification from HeartMath Institute, 2022

  • Stress, Anxiety and Self Regulation - Clinical Certification, HeathMath Institute 2021

  • EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist, EAGALA / Peace Ranch, Traverse City MI 2019

  • Holy Fire III Usui Reiki Continuing Education, International Center for Reiki Training, 2019

  • XPE Core Myofascial Therapy for Athletes, CORE Institute, Boca Raton FL 2018

  • Kenisiology Taping for Athletes,  LIvonia MI 2017

  • Registered HF II Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, International Center for Reiki Training, Southfield MI,  2015

  • Introduction to Equine Acupressure, Tallgrass Institute, Columbus OH, 2014

  • Eco Somatics Equine II, Upledger Institute, Indian River ON Canada, 2014

  • Equine Guided Learning Facilitator Certification, EquuSpirit Partnership, Howell, MI 2014

  • Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher Certification, William Lee Rand, International Center for Reiki Training, Southfield MI, 2013 

  • Somato-Emotional Release II, Upledger Institute, Livonia MI 2013

  • Somato-Emotional Release I, Upledger Institute, Troy MI 2013

  • Eco Somatics Equine I, Upledger Institute, Indian River, ON Canada 2012

  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy II, Upledger Institute, Troy MI 2012

  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy I, Upledger Institute, Lansing MI 2011

  • Myomassology Diploma, Irene's Myomassology Institute, Southfield, MI 2011

  • Equine Chiropractic Seminar (D. Kamen DC), Nature's Rehab, Eaton Rapids, MI 2005

  • Myofascial Release Therapy I, Equinology, Wirtz VA, 2005

  • Equine Sports Massage Therapy Certification (CESMT) Equissage Inc., Round Hill VA  2004 


 Professional Credentials (Memberships and Licensure)


  • EAGALA Certfied Equine Specialist, June 2019

  • NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider since 2017

  • Teaching Assistant, Upledger Institute International, Palm Beach Gardens, FL since 2015

  • Instructor of Equine Massage at Irene's Myomassology Institute, Southfield MI 2014 - 2019

  • International Association of Animal Massage Therapists (IAAMT)

  • International Association Healthcare Practitioners - Medallion Member

  • Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) - Certified Member

  • Reiki Membership Association (RMA) - Professional Member

  • United States Dressage Federation Group Member

  • Midwest Dressage Association Vice President, Board of Directors (2015-2017)

  • Former Licensed Massage Therapist - State of Michigan (2013-2021)



Please note that massage therapy is not a substitute for appropriate veterinary care. Massage therapy does not diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any specific disease. When in doubt, always contact your veterinarian first. 

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